I confused with this problem too.
I believe PUPDAT is used for earlier versions of ASE that were installed in a stand-alone mode. Hence, you should be able to ignore the error.
PUP.Dat is for the McAfee Antispyware.
You can ignore the error and if you actually wnat to take care of it for good, Please follow he instructions below :-
- Log on to the ePO console.
- Click the Tasks tab.
- Double-click the ePO Agent Update task.
- Click Settings....
- Deselect the Extra.DAT and PUP DAT entries and click OK.
- Click OK to save the task settings.
- Verify the results when the ePO Agent Update task runs again.
This should do it.
I know how to deactivate components to download/update, but I don't know why should I ignore that
I would like to use Antispyware - do I get updates for PUPs in "normal" .dats?
The last PUP-Dat available is from 19.07.2009 - maybe I should test, if some PUPs will be detected, but I am sure uTorrent and LimeWare were not removed or detected - its why I was wondering (I added those to user defined PUPs).
Tnx & Greetings
As I commented earlier - the PUPDAT definitions were only used in the Anti-Spyware standalone product which is now end-of-life. They are a cut down version of the regular dat files.
The ASE plugin for VSE uses the regular dat files. So you are not going to reduce protection on yout desktops.
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The PUP.DAT was specifially for the Standalone Antispyware Enterprise 8.5i and as the stand alone version has reached the End of life now, McAfee stopped the updates for that product and hence the error. The Antispyware plug in is still being updated as part of the VSE. So you are good on that front.
Thus, I suggest you ignore the error
TNX! Sameer & Mal09
This is an Answer I needed - now I won't worry about "not recognizing" PUPs , because I know my EPO-Server / Configuration ist working well.
KB KB60770 says only (without "standalone") ... :
PUPDAT__1000 Potentially Unwanted Program DATs AntiSpyware Enterprise
Yes - I will ignore ..